Sunday, June 21, 2015

New York & San Francisco Recap

Photo Credit// Gina Tomassone
Top// Emma & Sam (similar here)
Overalls// Carmar Denim (similar here)
Shoes// Jeffrey Campbell
I've done a lot of traveling over the last 5 or 6 months, almost 2 trips a month! So far in June i've been to New York and San Francisco. New York was such an amazing experience, it was my first trip back to the city since high school, and while I loved the city then I absolutely appreciate it a lot more with age. I was also lucky enough to be there during #nationaldonutday (anyone else feel like these days only exist for hashtags?!), and I went to Dough Donuts and had the most amazing hibiscus and cafe au lait donut! It was absolutely worth every minute standing in line.

Left Donut//Hibiscus
Right Donut// Cafe au Lait
I also loved strolling through Washington Square park- laying down on the grass, watching street performers, people watching, and strolling around the dog parks. One thing I am looking forward to doing when I move to San Francisco is enjoying the park life! It takes me back to my summers in London hanging out at Hyde Park and having picnics and reading.

Hat//Madewell (similar here)
Top// Show Me Your Mumu
Shorts//One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts
Shoes//Sam Edelman
Bag//TopShop (similar here)
I also had a brief Sex and The City moment and got to hang out at the Soho House, and couldn't help but look around hoping Samantha would be soaking up some rays at the pool. 
Hat// Madewell
Sweater// LF (from a few years ago)
Skirt//Top Shop
Shoes// Sam Edelman
Bag// Top Shop
Fun Fact, I wore the same pair of shoes with almost every single outfit in New York. I think these Sam Edelman shoes from last Summer are literally magical. 

That awkward moment when a stranger photobombs you awkwardly trying to take pictures for your blog

My ultimate goal for my New York trip was to visit the Momofuku Milk Bar, and it was a success. I had the cereal flavored frozen yogurt and the birthday cake truffles. It's a struggle for me to not go online and order those cake truffles everyday! 

Photo Credit//Stephanie Fantasize
Shorts//One Teaspoon Bandit
I don't really have any pictures to share from San Francisco, other then the very first picture in this post. I spent most of my time checking out the different neighborhoods and viewing some apartments. While I didn't expect to find or lease an apartment on the trip, I did! My lease starts in the middle of July, but I think I'll be slowly taking my time to move in because my lease doesn't end till a bit later in LA. I did get to check out Mr. Holmes bakery in the city though and it was pretty amazing, though I was sad I didn't arrive in time for the cromuffin (goals!). 

Hope everyone is having an amazing start to their summer so far! 

-Xoxo Becca 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

California Dreaming

Guys it's officially summer and I am loving it. I'm trying to soak up every last minute of the warm weather, before I make my move to San Francisco where summers don't seem to exist! I feel like a lot of the trends this summer have this kind of California Dreaming flair to them- flared jeans, platform sandals, patterned dresses and soft pants. I just want to cruise down Sunset blvd with my sunroof down and listen to the Beach Boys. 

I'm not sure how you guys feel, but I'm beyond excited that platform sandals are making a comeback. I very vividly remember my first pair of platform shoes when I was in 3rd grade. They were a white pair of Sketcher platform sneakers and I thought they kicked up my school uniform a notch, my first pair of platform sandals came a little later. I begged my mom for months convincing her they were a perfectly acceptable and practical shoe for a 10 year old. I bought them at a local department store called Mervins... I think they were some brand called Soda? I'm not sure, but they were this like shiny metallic color and I wore them for my first day of public school in 5th grade with a pair of jean capri pants with the little slits on the sides and a white tshirt and butter fly clips... obviously I was on top of the trends back then. I am 100% positive I thought you could not get cooler then that outfit. It's only a matter of time before the butter fly clips make a comeback...and I'm not sure I'll be ready this time! 

Photo Credit// Gina Tomassone
Hat// Similar One Here 
Dress// LF Robertson Blvd
Shoes// Free Bird X Steven 

Feeling inspired by my new Free Bird x Steven shoes I put together two different ways to wear them with some fun flirty patterned dresses.

Photo Credit// Gina Tomassone
Dress// LF Robertson Blvd (similar here)
Shoes// Same as above. 
I put together a few patterened dresses and platform sandals that are currently catching my eyes for you guys to shop!



P.S. If you guys have any great tips for my move to San Francisco, let me know!! 

- xoxo Becca